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Our Team


Co-Founder / Managing Director

When Matt is not climbing mountains or restoring classic cars, you will find him working behind the scenes to make sure the manufacturing process is ticking along smoothly. A beekeeper, aircraft engineer and qualified formulation chemist, he has a practical eye for detail and ensures every jar that leaves the factory is “perfecto”.


Favourite Product:

Instant Hydra Firming Shot



Co-Founder of Bees Brilliance 

Often referred to as Mrs C (the co-founder, creative director and cosmetic designer) of Bees Brilliance. Julene is always coming up with new ideas to help improve our impact on people, the planet. Her goal is to create more employment opportunities for the women in the local community.


Favourite Products:

Manuka Honey Foaming Cleanser 

Super-fruity Lip Balm


National Account Manager 

Ariana works closely with our retailers to ensure you have access to all our brilliant natural skincare products. When she’s not liaising with the customers, she is training for the next summer challenge or looking after her gorgeous little boy. 

Favourite Products: 

Healing Hand & Body Cream &

Antibacterial Hand Wash


Formulation Chemist / Production Compounder

Racheal is our technical expert, who takes the idea through rigorous development to a scalable manufacturing batch. She is one of those amazing super women, who we all admire. She enjoys watching her children play sport and weekend trips away to Golden Bay with the family. You’ll find her at work in the laboratory or production room mixing tanks of lotions and potions. She has completed her Advanced Certificate of Cosmetic Science, whilst also balancing a truck load of tasks (phew!). 


Favourite Products:

Manuka Honey Exfoliating Cleanser &

Instant Hydra Firming Shot


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Karyn is responsible for ensuring the lotions and potions are packed as finished goods and delivered to customers on time and in full. When she is not overseeing thousands of pots of body wash or creams, she is enjoying family time with her family.

Favourite Products: coming soon


Digital Marketing

Our remote digital guru, when Geni isn’t collating content for our social platforms, she’s practicing yoga or hitting her local plant-based eatery. Geni uses her many years of marketing experience and creative know-how to help Bees Brilliance to grow to new heights both locally and internationally.


Favourite Products:

Manuka Honey Sanitising Spray &

Beauty Elixir